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Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Re: Modding Rhodes for weight saving
« on: December 10, 2012, 01:06:52 PM »
But the entire vv73 weighs 60lbs so taking chunks off the harp seems to pay dividends.
They also use wooden harp supports instead of metal-

Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Modding Rhodes for weight saving
« on: December 10, 2012, 06:14:27 AM »
Im starting to look into ways to make Rhodes more portable.
Anyone successfully modded theirs to get the weight down? I know vintage vibe have saved a log of weight by cutting the amount of wood on their piano harps down, cutting the depth of the keybed, and using plastic cases. So, if i could get a case mould outta abs or fibreglass and then work out a way to reshape the harps that might be interesting!
If I could get a Rhodes down to 60lbs I'd be very happy and vv have shown its possible. Be interested to get your thoughts!

Look on They have special tine stabiliser springs specially designed for sorting this problem. 8)

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« on: August 09, 2012, 04:10:46 PM »
Yeah, seems that way. All the mk 5s needed a good setup- chicks and novellos. Chicks actual mk5 is a beauty. But I was wondering as herbie was at home whether that was his personal Rhodes.

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / Re: The Fender Rhodes Documentary
« on: August 09, 2012, 02:00:59 PM »
So... is the Rhodes that Herbie plays in the doc, THE Rhodes from Headhunters, Thrust etc??

Parts, Service, Maintenance & Repairs / Hammer tip ranges
« on: May 05, 2012, 01:20:58 PM »
Hey guys I have a new Rhodes. I'm just wondering if anyone else has found an ideal tip setup to use to get things even across the range. I'm presuming it would be the same ranges as used on a mkV so any mkV users that could tell me the tip ranges that are used would be a great help.

And... Now that RMC is up for sale plus the Rhodes trademark I think it would be a good time to reconsider the forums position in not allowing any talk about the new Rhodes. There are many new Rhodes users that need supportwith their pianos and are frustrated that nothing can be discussed.
Most people dont even know about all the shennanigans that went down and simply want to discuss getting the best from their new Rhodes..

thanks guys.

Preamps, Modifications & Upgrades / Re: Rhodes frankenstein
« on: April 12, 2012, 03:30:13 AM »
Mark V in a mk1 case... Interesting!

Just seen these
and wondering if anyone had installed them? If so do they change the feel much and are they any good?!

Thanks in advance

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano / 1978 mk1 stage sound
« on: May 15, 2010, 05:47:20 PM »
Quote from: "funkin"
one of the factors is
til some moment in early 1975 rhodes had square hammetips.
these square hammertips give early rhodes sound.

the area of the place where square hammertip touches tine
is bigger so it gives that early sound

also early tines maybe give some other sound in comparison
with later tines.

earlier tines have a tighter fit into the tone block and vibrate differently as a result. theyre also made from softer metal. big effect on the sound.

Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / JD73
« on: August 29, 2009, 10:53:01 AM »
A new video of my 72 suitcase 73 for your enjoyment!\

Dan G (JD73) :P

Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / JD73
« on: December 20, 2007, 01:53:17 PM »
Shameless plug, but check this!

There are 2 videos of me jammin on my '72 suitcase 73 up on my myspace page or search jd73 on youtube,

l'll be touring with my electrofunk quartet in 2008 and my album 'Zeros and Ones' is dropping on Ropeadope Digital, March 4th 2008. Its an infectious blend of rhodes led tunes with lots of moogs, heavy beats and twisted funk!

Hope you like what you hear! Also im doing the UK exclusive review of the new Rhodes Mk7 when it comes out, cant wait for that!

Cheers, and long live the Rhodesists.... hope you all enjoy the vids and my tunes

 Dan G (JD73) :D

I feel the only way is to simply try playing along with your heroes. Scales and arpeggios can help but they are not the way to learn to improvise. I hated been taught jazz at college from the standpoint of what scale to play over a chord. Its a rubbish way to teach jazz and makes for souless playing.

To me the most likely is that it was modded without the owner knowing when it went for a tune up somewhere.Remember drugs are bad ok?! It was the 70's right?Memoryloss and all that jazz..... :O)

This was def not a factory mod. Ive never seen a rhodes without the rca standard. Its a definate mod by somebody. It either slipped the owners mind or the factory did the mod for the original owner straight from the factory, though i think this is unlikely.

Classic & Modern Fender Rhodes Artists / The Youtube Rhodes thread
« on: February 10, 2007, 07:11:50 AM »
ok check my myspace link theres a video of me playing my suitcase 73....

ps new rhodes heavy album and single coming soon. :O)

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